Bhubaneswar: Cracking its whip against drug peddlers, the Special Task Force (STF) of the Crime Branch police have arrested two persons and seized over one kilogram of brown sugar from the Sahadevkhunta area of Balasore on Friday.
The accused have been identified as Manas Mukhi of Aradabazar and Kamalkanta Das of Haripur in Balasore district.
Acting on intelligence inputs, the STF raided a place in the Sahadevkhunta area of Balasore leading to the seizure of brown sugar weighing 1.360 kg and the arrest of Mukhi and Das.
A stolen motorcycle without registration number and other incriminating materials have been also seized from their possession.
In this connection the STF registered a case under sections 21(c)/29 of NDPS Act, 1985.
The accused persons were also involved in many other criminal cases.
Further investigation into the case is underway.
Worth mentioning, since 2020, STF in the special drive against narcotic drugs has seized more than 30 kg brown sugar/ heroin and more than 64 quintals (6400 kg) of Ganja/Marijuana and arrested more than 100 drug dealers/peddlers.